A History of Swindon Folksingers Club

ImagePLEASE NOTE :This event has been postponed due to health reasons on the part of the speakers of the talk. It is hoped to reschedule this event for early 2014. Ticket refunds can be obtained from Library of ticket purchase. For further information contact Colin Curtis (Central Library Events Officer) on 01793 463782.

An Evening Talk with club founders Ted and Ivy Poole

Wednesday 20th November 2013 – 7.15pm
Central Library – 2nd Floor Reading Room

Founded over 50 years ago in a cellar in Bridge Street the Swindon Folksingers Club has a long history of promoting folk music – playing host to many prominent names in the UK Folk Scene including Ewan McColl and Martyn Carthy – even world famous Paul Simon once asked to perform at the club – come and discover why he reluctantly decided to pull out of the gig!

Ted & Ivy will be talking about the club’s history – how it has been shaped  by a back drop of an ever-changing Swindon landscape, their strong Trade Union roots and the club’s desire to foster international friendship and understanding. The evening will also include live folk music interludes.

Tickets £2.50 (£1.50 for library members) and are on sale now from all SBC libraries.
For further information contact Colin Curtis (Tel: 01793 463782/email: ccurtis@swindon.gov.uk).